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impaired. they are saying maybe 8:30 they hope to reopen. >> okay. that's going to do it for us. thanks for joining us. next update in half an hour. >> back here at midday. have a great morning. a school packed with students as young as 5. >> i'm just a bit shaky. i'm scared. >> this morning the classmate whose actions were heroic and this classmate speaking out in a live interview. wild weather. overnight storms unleashing rain, tornadoes, large hail. the threat far from over. the dangerous weather now heading east.
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in the red. a bombshell new report revealing ten years of the president's taxes. reports he filed more than $1 billion in losses over the years, making him the single individual taxpayer who lost more money than nearly any other american for years. how the white house is responding just ahead. all that plus commuter chaos. the nationwide strike by uber, lyft. kim's crusade. did kim kardashian play a pivotal role in the release of 17 inmates in just three months? and royal reveal. >> i have the two best guys in the world so i'm very happy. >> the big debut of baby sussex,
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wednesday, may 8, 2019. morning, everybody. nice to have you with us on a wednesday morning. unfortunately, it's happened again. >> it has. a scene all-too familiar in this country. small children running from their schools with their arms up. one week to the day after that shooting from north carolina. >> tops our news. the investigation into another school shooting. this time it happened just outside denver, colorado, just a few miles from columbine. the alleged gunmen both in custody this morning. in a moment we'll talk to a girl who was at her desk in that classroom when a man walked in and started shooting. first, fwchltgadi schwartz at t scene. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. >> reporter: one held down by an armed security officer, the other tackled by students inside a classroom as school is can semed for the rest of the week as the investigation continues. >> shooter in classroom 105.
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>> reporter: a normal school day taking a terrifying turn in an instant. shots ringing out in two classrooms fired by two young suspects. >> i need medical here asap. >> reporter: the bullets started flying late in the school day. officials immediately putting the campus on lockdown. >> there's more gunshots coming from the office. >> reporter: the first police officers arriving within minutes. >> we did struggle with the suspects to take them into custody and they are in custody right now. >> reporter: in all, nine students were injured and taken to area hospitals. one of the victims died. he's been identified as 18-year-old kendrick castillo. according to witnesses, several students, including castillo, may have attempted to tackle one of the shooters before police arrived. >> we are going to hear about very heroic things that have taken place. >> reporter: one mom says her daughter was in the classroom where it happened, but she's safe now. >> she called me and she was hysterical and she told me there had been a shooting. >> reporter: outside the school, frantic parents desperate to find their kids. >> they heard the shootings and
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he ran out and somebody got hit in the shoulder. >> reporter: the two suspects, 18-year-old devon erickson and a minor not yet identified. >> it wasn't until we got to this office where we were able to determine that one of the suspects was a female. >> reporter: tuesday's shooting, only seven miles away from columbine where 20 years ago two heavily armed students entered that high school killing 13 classmates. but this time the response was very different. >> we have numerous officers from not just our jurisdiction, but all surrounding jurisdictions on scene within minutes. >> reporter: the denver nuggets honoring the victims before last night's game. this small community still in shock as tragedy again strikes too close to home. investigators today will spend time searching both shooters' homes as well as a car they found here on the scene. back to you guys. >> all right, gadi schwartz, thank you so much. as this investigation moves forward, students who were
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inside those classrooms are coming to terms with all that they've seen. nui was one of the she was at her desk when one of the shooters started firing. she's with us this morning along with her mother nyki. nui, i can't imagine what you saw, what you witnessed. how are you feeling this morning? how are you doing? >> it's been a rough couple of hours. i know in time everybody will hopefully be okay and i hope that i can help them start to be okay. >> nui, requecan you walk us th what happened yesterday? >> we were all in our ninth period classes. mine was miss harper's british literature. the shooter came in late. he walked to the other side of the classroom where we also had another door. and he opened the door. he walked back as if he was going to go back to his seat. then he walked back to the door and he closed it.
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the next thing i know, he's pulling a gun and he's telling nobody to move. and that's when kendrick lunged at him and he shot kendrick, giving all of us enough time to get underneath our desks to get ourselves safe and to run across the room to escape. i want to thank brendon bailey, jackson gregory and lucas to be some of the kids that were brave enough to bring him down so that all of us could escape and all of us could be reunited with our families. >> sounds like those boys were so heroic in a moment they, too, must have been terrified. >> they were very heroic. i can't thank them enough. >> did you know the shooter before yesterday? >> i did.
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i knew him for four years. and he was -- he was very kind to me, but i never -- i never thought that he would do something like this. >> did he go to that class? he had that class with you? >> he had that class with me. >> nyki, i can't even imagine how you feel as a mom. you get a call like this, you hear this report, you race to the school. what was going through your mind? what has this experience been like for you? >> a nightmare. it's just been so -- so hard. but i did get to hold my babies last night, and they're home with me now. it was an absolute nightmare. >> you have a son who's also a freshman at that school, as i understand it. nui, you said it was important for you to be back on that campus this morning to talk to us. why is it so important for you
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to be back at that school? >> because i don't want to give the shooters the satisfaction of being afraid of some place that was my second home for four years. i want to show them that even though they did this terrible, terrible thing, that we can all come together and that we can all make it a happy place again because that's what really matters. >> well, we so appreciate you spending time with us this morning. we know it's early there. but your words are so important, and we're really grateful to talk to you. we hope you're okay. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. meanwhile, the outbreak of severe weather that we have been tracking all week fired up again overnight. those powerful storms are moving east now. reports of tornadoes, flash flooding, large hail, all of that happening in the midwest and south. al's joining us with the very latest. he's actually on the road this morning. he's at marine corps base
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quantico in virginia. good morning to you, sir. >> good morning, guys. we'll get to that and why we're here. let's talk about our severe weather going on. take a look at what's been going on in houston. a really dangerous situation. massive flooding is occurring there because we're seeing storms kind of park themselves over houston and it's causing flooding. water evacuations, high-water rescues are going on right for you. this will be continuing, especially in the houston area over the next several days. here's what we're looking at right now. we have severe thunderstorm watches for a good portion of texas. we've also got flash flood watches and warnings stretching from texas all the way into arkansas, parts of missouri and nebraska and kansas. 32 million people at risk today for especially strong storms, potential for tornadoes, hail, damaging winds. tomorrow, 10 million people at risk for the same kind of weather in the lower and mid-mississippi river valleys. we're looking at a lot of rain coming out of this system.
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especially down through the lower mississippi river and back into eastern texas. some areas 6 inches of rain or more over the same areas through friday, which is going to cause a lot of flooding, airport delays, making its way all the way up into chicago over it is the next several days. guys, back to you. >> all right, al, thank you so much. also this morning, a bombshell concerning the president's taxes. a report by "the new york times" said to reveal ten years of his tax returns and said to reveal massive financial losses. nbc's white house correspondent kirsten welker joins us. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. great to see both of you. this is a big one. for weeks the white house has been locked in a standoff with congress over the president's tax returns. treasury secretary steve mnuchin refusing democrats' requests to turn them over making mr. trump the first president since the watergate era to decline to make his tax returns public. now there are new questions
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about the president's wealth dating back decades before his run for presidency. this morning a bombshell report in "the new york times" is casting doubt on president trump's self-proclaimed wealth. "the times" reporting it has obtained years worth of previously unrevealed figures from the president's federal income tax returns. the tax information from decades before he was a candidate dicating the real estate mogul spent at least ten years in the red. reporting business losses totaling over $1 billion from 1985 to 1994. according to "the times" year after year, mr. trump appears to have lost more money than nearly any other individual american taxpayer. overall, "the times" reports, mr. trump lost so much money, he was able to avoid paying income taxes for eight of those ten years. nbc news has not independently reviewed the tax information. mr. trump has touted his skills as a business titan for decades, promoting "the art of the deal"
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here on "today" in 1987. >> i really go by instinct and i go by my gut feel and it's worked out well for me. >> reporter: later casting himself as a reality tv star on "the apprentice". >> you're fired. >> reporter: and boasting during his 2016 presidential run. >> i'm using my own money. i'm not using the lobbyists, i'm not using donors. i don't care. i'm really rich. >> reporter: as a kaecandidate now as president, mr. trump has consistently refused calls to release his tax returns, insisting they're under audit. >> until such time i'm not under audit. >> reporter: for its part "the new york times" is revealing details about its sourcing saying it did not obtain the president's actual tax returns but received the information contained in the returns from someone who had legal access to it. "the times" adding, it was able to match the information with publicly available irs data on top earners. well, clearly this story is touching a nerve with the president. he's up and tweeting about it this morning.
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writing, real estate developers in the '80s and '90s more than 30 years ago were entitled to massive writeoffs and depreciation which would would show losses and tax losses in almost all cases. adding the very old information put out is a highly inaccurate, fake news hit job. so, he's on defense about this, as "the new york times" -- >> acknowledging losses on the one hand, apparently, but i guess taking issue with the amount of the losses. anyway, there's another escalation, the standoff between the white house and democrats over the mueller report. >> it is, savannah. this is about this remarkable standoff. overnight the justice department essentially threatening to ask the president to invoke executive privilege or to block the release of key portions of the mueller report if the democratically led house judiciary committee moves forward with a vote scheduled today to hold the attorney general in contempt for not releasing the full report. jerry nadler writing, this kind of obstruction is dangerous.
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now, if barr is held in contempt, would only be the second attorney general in u.s. history to have that happen. so, this is an ongoing battle between the trump administration and democrats on capitol hill. >> kristen welker, nice to have you here. thank you. >> eric holder was the first. >> he was the first, indeed. the battle goes on. >> thank you. by the way, if you're planning on using uber or lyft to get around this morning, could be a long wait. drivers for the ride-sharing giants are going on strike in some major cities across this country. nbc's joe friar not far from where i sit. in fact, he's on the streets of manhattan. joe, good morning to you. >> good morning, craig. here in new york the strike is expected to last two hours. in other parts of the country it could be several hours or more. drivers say they're trying to send a message to uber as the company prepares to go public. across the country this morning, passengers that use ride-sharing apps may find it uber heart to get a lyft. >> it's going to be a hot mess because everybody around the
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world needs ubers. >> it's going to be a nightmare. >> reporter: groups representing uber and lyft drivers say they're going on strike today in several cities from coast to coast. in new york it will last two hours, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in atlanta, 12 hours. in los angeles and san diego, some drivers might log off their apps for 24 hours. >> i just think that's crazy but, you know, they're trying to get that money. >> reporter: drivers want higher pay to make a bigger percentage of the fares charged to customers. >> uber is putting profit over people. >> reporter: kevin says he's been driving with uber for years, but over time his earnings have plunged while he continues to pay for his own gas, car maintenance and insurance. >> well, i'm going on strike because i want the -- uber to sit and see what is the problem. they're the only one that can fix it. >> reporter: the strike comes as uber prepares to start selling shares to the public later this week. it's being billed as one of the largest niche public offerings in tech industry history valued
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up to $91 billion. uber has not commented on today's strike, but says whether it's more consistent earnings, stronger insurance protections or fully-funded four-year degrees for drivers and their families, we'll continue working to improve the experience for and with drivers. as for lyft, it says drivers' hourly earnings have increased over the last two years. adding that on average, drivers nationwide earn over $20 per hour. it's unclear how many of those drivers plan to strike today, but passengers are bracing for a potentially chaotic commute. >> so, is it chaotic? right now we're in the window for the strike here in new york i'm looking at my app. i can see there are cars around the area. it's saying there's about a two to three-minute wait right now if you want to try and get a car. it appears some drivers are not going through the strike right now. of course, the impact could be different, different parts of the country and different times of the day. back to you guys. >> you're already here at work, joe, so come on in.
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you don't need an uber. thank you very much. we want to go back out to al. he's on the road at marine corps base quantico with the rest of our forecast. good morning. >> good morning, guys. let's show you what the rest of the country is looking at today. beautiful weather here in the mid-atlantic states, all the way up into the northeast and scattered showers. also heavier rain down through florida. look for mountain snow. some areas in the upper elevations of the rockies could see upwards of 2 feet of snow. the warmth continues in the pacific northwest. gorgeous there. warmer you in seattle than in los angeles. that's what's going on around the country. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. parking. strange forces at work?
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>> only if you're referring to gravity and we covered it. talk to farmers. we know a thi >> good wednesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. that's a live look in san francisco. before you step out the door, temperatures in the mid-50s. heading to 63 degrees there. inland valleys much warmer, reaching 78 in concord today. 79, ukiah. 71 in santa rosa. we will have a slight chance of rain going into late thursday night, early friday morning. but clearing out for mother's day weekend. >> and that is your >> and that is your latest weather. >> we love that hat, al roker. we love it. >> thank you. coming up here, kim kardashian's quest and apparently it's working. her role in helping free 17 people from prison in the last three months. >> and then prince harry and
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door, a live look at walnut creek. our skies clear. it will be slightly warmer than it was yesterday afternoon. reaching 78 in concord. 77 in napa. san francisco reaching 63 degrees. and 74 today in palo alto. our seven-day forecast shows we will have a chance of a few thunderstorms late tomorrow night and clearing out friday morning. the rest of the weekend is looking very nice and pleasant with sunshine for mother's day weekend. an update on the commute with mike. >> a smooth flow of traffic everywhere. dumbarton picking up the last 30 minutes. we are seeing recovery. a smooth flow of traffic there. and recovery for 280 approaching 17. earlier crash there. also looks like it's now on the shoulder. this is still closed. this is fremont just off thornton heading over to american high school.
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the power line is keeping folks from using fremont boulevard. slowing in both directions. >> thank you very much. another local news update in half an hour. see you then. ♪
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good morning, it's 7:30, wednesday morning, may 8, 2019. there he is, baby sussex, the new addition to the royal family. prince harry and meghan markle a few moments ago introducing the world to their baby boy sfwloot newest member of the royal family. no name revealed just yet, but the happy couple beaming from ear to ear. we'll go to keir simmons live. let's get a check of today's headlines. we start with the tragic school shooting outside denver, colorado. at least one student is dead, eight others are hurt following an attack at the stem school in highlands ranch. the student killed has been
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identified as 18-year-old kendrick castillo. according to several witnesses, several students, including castillo, may have attempted to tackle one of the shooters before police got there. the two suspects, an 18-year-old and a minor who has not been identified, were both taken into custody. a family of six including four children are dead this morning after a fire ripped through a new york city fire building. officials say the flames erupted in a fifth floor apartment in harlem. identities of the victims have not been released yet but officials say the children were between the ages of 3 and 11 years old. it's not clear yet how that fire started. the investigation is ongoing. breaking overnight. iran stepping away from parts of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. the announcement comes amid rising tensions between iran and the united states. in a televised speech president rouhani said the country would continue enrichment of high level uranium.
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they informed the leaders of britain, chance, china, and germany of their decision. the united states withdrew from that deal one year ago. kim kardashian, lots of people talking about this and her latest mission to reform the criminal justice system. this started last year. you'll recall that trip to the white house. a successful bid to free a grandmother from life behind bars. apparently she's taking it to new levels. nbc's kristen dahlgren with more. we know she's studying to be a lawyer. >> who would have thought. a lot of people say it was improbableable but since that white house meeting kardashian announced her intention to be a lawyer and she's been instrumental in freeing 17 others from the prison system. >> getting out of the ocean dripping and on the red carpet, that's our vibe. >> 24 hours after turning heads at the met gala on monday, kim kardashian making headlines for a very different reason. in the last three months,
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kardashian has helped free 17 federal prisoners, shining a spotlight on a system that many believe to be unjust. since petitioning president trump last may to help free alice marie johnson, imprisoned for life for drug trafficking, kardashian has dedicated time and money to the buried alive project and their 90 days of freedom campaign, helping to put the first step act, signed by president trump last year, to work for prisoners. some serving life sentences for drug offenses. among them, terrence bird. >> she don't know none of us, but just for her to take the time out really showed that shows a whole lot, what type of person she really is. so, i have the utmost respect >> reporter: byrd was freed after spending half of his life in federal prison for drug possession charges. kardashian spoke to hoda last summer after johnson's release about what drives her. >> i enjoy this. this has fulfilled my heart in a different way than anything else that i have worked on before
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has. >> reporter: something that has the full support of her husband, kanye west, sharing this text from him. this is your life, married with four kids, get people out of jail, cover of "vogue," go to church every week with your family, dreams come true. another dream becoming a lawyer. she says so she can do more. >> so my goal would be in like ten years to give up being kim k and just focus on this and be an attorney and fight for so many deserving people. >> all right. and there seems to be no passing interest for kim. she is involved in the process. there is also a documentary in the works that oxygen will follow to work to free wrongfully accused inmates. >> so much good. >> a lot of people, you know, asked for a long time why is she famous? well, now she's famous for this. >> let's head back down to the
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commonwealth, mr. roker standing by with another check of the forecast. >> hey, guys and let's take a look what's going on around the country and you can see sunshine in the mid-atlantic states. warm weather continues in the pacific northwest but severe storms in the mid mississippi and parts of the gulf coast going to cause flooding. also the good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's a cloudy start not only in san jose but across the bay area. that keeps our temperatures cool. starting out in the mid-50s. the sun will be breaking out by the next couple of hours. and we're going to get those warmer temperatures in the inland valleys, reaching into the upper 70s. antioch, a high of 78. 75, palo alto. san jose, 75. we will see sunshine in the forecast for mother's day weekend.
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our first look at baby sussex. >> we've been waiting for this a little obsessively. his proud parents went before the cameras this morning to give the world a brief peek at their bundle of joy. keir simmons standing by. >> reporter: these pictures beamed around the world in the past few hours, the couple watching out of st. george's hall at windsor castle behind me there. i thought that meghan looked glowing, that they both looked pretty nervous and baby sussex wrapped up so well that harry had to be told to turn the baby toward the camera so we could get a first look. a really special moment and so different from the way that we have seen royal couples in the past, william and kate of course and even charles and diana walk out with their child in front of banks of cameras and the cheering public m really very much harry and meghan doing it their way. harry and megaghan per happen a
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little nervous. turning him toward the camera so the world could get a first look. >> it's pretty amazing and i have the two best guys in the world. >> reporter: he's sleeping well, they say. >> he's really calm and -- >> he gets that from me. >> reporter: harry already enjoying their new life as parents. >> we're just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy. >> reporter: and their next appointment introducing him to the queen. grandfather prince charles at an official meeting with the german president handed a teddy bear. his first reaction to the birth in german. i'm delighted to be the grandfather of a brand new grandson. uncle william and aunt kate still apparently coming to grips
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with their new roles. >> second time for me and you as well. >> reporter: prince william congratulating and gently teasing his younger brother. >> thrilled. absolutely thrilled. i'm looking forward to seeing them in the next few days. i'm very pleased and glad to welcome my brother to the sleep deprivation party that is parenting so that will be fun. >> reporter: kate wondering just like the rest of the world, about the name. >> him and we isle find out what his name is going to be. pretty exciting. >> reporter: the queen and proud great grandmother telling a well wisher, i have eight grandchildren now. the royal family clearly couldn't be happier. prince harry has been talking about children since before he met meghan. i've longed for kids since i was very, very young, he said. i'm just waiting to find the
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right person, someone that's willing to take on the job. and as he told jenna back in 2016 he was still waiting. >> does it make you laugh that people are already asking you about children? i mean, it's jumping ahead a couple of steps. why? >> i have no idea. haven't even got a girlfriend. >> reporter: then he met meghan. and together they quickly connected with the young people they met. here were two people ready to be parents. >> i feel we'll start a family in the near future. >> reporter: now that dream has been realized with the birth of their own child. today there will be thoughts too of harry's own mom, princess diana, harry just a child himself when his mother passed. he'll now learn very quickly with his own child the same unconditional love his mother had for him. and meghan and harry setting off straight from that poe thoto cao
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introduce baby sussex to the queen. they were in st. george's hall. that's just a short walk from the queen's private apartmentes here at windsor castle. you can imagine i mean, this is very much the royal family's home and they are very much at home there. of course, the question people are asking now is when will we hear a name? it didn't sound as if kate herself knew what the name was yet. it isn't unusual for the royals to take some days. i think the queen will want to have a say in what this little baby is called. >> thank you. we know you'll have a lot more from windsor in just a bit. >> much more ahead including the big surprise that caught actress anne hathaway really offguard. but first, these messages. e in yo my body is truly powerful. i have the power to lower my blood sugar and a1c.
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good wednesday morning. right now at 7:56. it's a cloudy start. but it will be a sunny day. this is a live look outside in oakland as we get started with our temperatures mostly in the mid-50s. we're heading up to 69 today. with sunny skies and breezy winds, we'll see a high of 76 in livermore and morgan hill. up to 77 today in napa. our seven-day forecast shows we will have a chance of a few isolated thunderstorms moving in late thursday night, early friday morning. and this will mainly be across the tri-valley, east bay, and possibly the south bay. that activity starts to move out friday morning with lingering showers. clearing out for the weekend. mother's day is looking pleasant with sunshine. highs inland in the 70s. mid-70s through the beginning of next week. while san francisco in the six with breezy winds. an update on the commute now
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from mike. >> all right. looking at a smooth drive on the freeway. we are seeing more traffic than we did a half hour ago. a lot more slowing shows up here. thornton avenue, past fremont, toward the junior high. fremont boulevard in front of american high school, between american and thornton is closed because of a power line that is down. it is causing a big jam there. not affecting the freeway itself. north 101 slow. back to you. >> thanks so much. 7:57. rideshare users may want to consider using other options. a strike today in cities including san francisco. they are demanding better wages. on our home page linked to the complete back story. the house judiciary committee is expect to go hold a vote over attorney general william barr's refusal to release an unredacted version of the mueller report. check our twitter feed for the
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and from the looks of it, this tradition is going to last awhile. denny's has new crepes! see you at denny's. it's 8:00 on today. coming up, tragedy in colorado after two young gunmen open fire inside a school. the suspects now under arrest. this morning, what we're learning about the victims and the heroes who attempted to tackle the shooters. plus, thinking big in honor of teachers appreciate. i catch up with my teacher and mentor who changed my life. we had those big video tape desks that were connected to the camera and i'd run in the heat to try and catch up with you. the major lesson he taught me
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just ahead. and we'll catch up with actress halle berry. as he stars in the new "john wick." and the always funny amy poehler will take us to wine country. today, wednesday, may 8th, 2019. ♪ >> we're here to celebrate -- >> my 18th birthday. >> and our 50th anniversary. >> hello to our friends in massachusetts. >> the fab 5 from minnesota. ♪ >> we're celebrating our 21st birthdays. >> the "today" show, all the way from key west, florida. >> i'm officially a teenager. >> happy birthday, bailey. >> we are celebrating far and wide on the plaza. key west, florida, coast to coast.
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good morning. it's wednesday morning. we are happy to have you wherever you are. >> yes, and don't forget to keep the my today plaza shout-outs coming. use the hashtag at the bottom of the screen. mytod mytodaypla sha. let's start with the news at 8:00. young survivors, parents, teachers are dealing with the horror of yet another school shooting. it happened yesterday outside denver. nbc's gadi schwartz joins us with the very latest. gadi gaddi. they tell us that one of the shooters was actually subdued by an armed officer that was on scene. not an officer, a police officer rather, an armed security officer that the school had contracted out with. we now know one of the other gunmen have been stopped by students inside one of those classrooms. the sheriff department saying there are three people still in
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critical condition, in intensive care. they're also saying that both the shooters are expected to be in court a little bit later today. right now, investigators are focusing on search warrant to go through the shooters' home as well as a vehicle that was found here. but a little bit earlier we spoke to a survivor in one of those classrooms who described seeing her classmates -- several of her classmates go after the shooter and the man with the gun and tackle him. she's crediting him with saving their lives. they were able to run away to safety from there. she's hoping they are remembered more so than the shooters. back to you guys. >> gadi schwartz, thank you very much. a bombshell report overnight raising new questions about president trump's taxes and his image as a successful businessman. "the new york times" said mr. trump lost more than a billion
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dollars on his venture from 1855 to 1995. the tax information has not been independently reviewed by nbc news. president trump tweeting about it this morning writing in part, the very old information put out is a highly inaccurate fake news hit job. this morning, the world is getting a first look at the newest member of britain's royal family. maybe no one is more excited than the parents, our own senior international correspondent keir simmons who has been waiting at windsor for weeks. good morning. tell us more. >> reporter: good morning. you know, it was a stunning and i think really very intimate moment in the regal surroundings of st. george's hall at windsor castle behind me there. i thought meghan looked glowing. both parents looked incredibly nervous. little bit baby sussex wrapped up so well that harry had to turn him gently towards the cameras as he slept so we could get our first glimpse of the baby. and then we heard from meghan
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etty amazing. time. now i have the two best guys in the world, so i'm really happy. >> reporter: the parents asked what every parent is asked when they present their child like this to the public, and that is, of course, how is the baby sleeping? they say that he is sleeping really well. he has been just a dream, so special, meghan said. and they said they were about to take little baby sussex away, savannah, to meet the queen. >> nothing like a new baby. keir, thank you so much. appreciate it. well, that's the news. how about a little "morning boost"? >> another boost. >> another boost. two childhood sweethearts come full circle thanks to social media and a bright red car. austin and natalie met in preschool. they were best friends until their families moved apart. but they never forgot each other. they reconnected online. they have become husband and wife. >> no!
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>> they posed in a bright red jeep on their wedding day, re-creating that picture of their first car date two decades ago. a much smaller ride there. how about that? >> i love that. don't you always imagine when your kids have play dates, what if they? yeah. >> cute. much more ahead, including the one, the only halle berry. the oscar winner here in studio 1a to open up about her action-packed new role. plus, something special for teacher appreciation week. can't wait to introduce you to the mentor who had a huge impact on my life and career. >> i think that everyone can learn from what you told me all those years ago. i really do. >> i agree. >> my chance to say thank you right after this. ght after this. -we bought a house in a neighborhood with a lot of other young couples. then we noticed something...strange. oh, could you, uh, make me a burger? -poof -- you're a burger. [ laughter ] -everyone acts like their parents. -you have a tattoo. -yes. -fun. do you not work? -so, what kind of mower you got, seth? -i don't know. some kid comes over. we pay him to do it.
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>> for the first time, students can earn their degree without having to take classes in tucson. i loved it. there is lots more where that came from. we are back at 8:09. jenna -- >> thank you for having me just for that. >> oh, there's more. we dug into the vault for that. savannah, you know, one of her first on-air gigs reporting for the arizona public media in 1993, you have come a long way. we didn't know. it's actually tied to our "today" loves teachers series. >> i am like, you can show that embarrassing old video. this is teacher appreciation week and we are celebrating the teachers who touched our life. for me it wasn't just a teacher. it was a mentor, a boss, ultimately a lifelong friend. without his advice, i don't think i'd be sitting here today. >> reporter: the best advice i
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got from ted robbins, who is still my friend. a piece of advice i give every chance i get. you need to dream big, extravagant, borderline unrealistic dreams. and it was given to me what seems like a lifetime ago. ted and i met when i was at college, a lowly member of the student crew at our pbs station in arizona. he was an on-air reporter, someone i looked up to. i really admired him. i thought he was such a good writer and such a good producer. so smart. >> she was a gopher, essentially. she could run the cameras in the studio. she could go out into the field and carry things. she was happy to do whatever needed to be done, or at least she made you think she was happy to do whatever needed to be done. >> reporter: tv has changed a bit since our days back in arizona, and ted stopped by for
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a behind-the-scenes look here. remember we had those big videotape decks? they were connected to the camera, and i would run in the heat, try to catch up with you. >> the u of a offered classes -- >> reporter: after months of working behind the scenes i convinced my bosses to give me a shot. i did a story and showed it to him and i started with a stand-up, which is when the reporters on camera are talking. and he said, you know, savannah, you should always start your story with your very best video. and if your best video is yourself, you're in trouble. >> the suspect is in custody. >> take this dog. >> who will grace the olympics wheaties box. >> reporter: i spent five years climbing the ranks. then i was accepted into law school and i found myself at a crossroads. here i had this opportunity to go to georgetown law school, which was my dream school. i was afraid if i quit tv news, what if i wanted to go back? i went to ted. he looked me in the eye.
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he said, savannah, think big. >> think big. don't limit yourself to the things that you think may not be possible. what is it you want your life to look like? >> reporter: he was giving me permission to have a huge ambition and a huge dream for myself, and that was so foreign to me. i grew up as the kind of person who didn't want to be too big for my britches. here ted came along at this key moment when i had to make a decision and he says, think big. i remember you were the kind of teacher, you didn't suffer fools. if there were people that were coming in and thinking television news was like an acting job, you were not having it? >> right. i always figured out of a class of 25 people, five people were like really on it and five people should have been kicked out on the first day. >> reporter: ted continued to work in television, but years
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later found himself as a turning he point of his own. >> i was thinking of going to law school, and i asked her. she just gave it right back to me. she said, think big. what is it you really want to do? i realized i didn't really want to go to law school. >> reporter: instead, ted transitioned from tv landing the ultimate job in radio as a supervising editor for npr. >> you are carrying this out? >> reporter: i don't think ted knows how wise he is and how much his words have meant. he made a huge impact on me at the moment i really needed it. i was young and trying to figure out what the right thing to do was in life. and he was there. he took the time. >> when i'm really, really proud of her is when she is doing a tough interview and asking tough questions. and her family, her two kids. it's just wonderful to see her living a full life >> reporter: here we are on the
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plaza all those years ago. you give me the words to live by, right? and i keep telling you how much they meant to me. so we put them up on the screen. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: i know. >> that's very sweet. >> reporter: i think that everyone can learn from what you told me all those years ago. i really do. >> i agree. >> reporter: everybody should set their sights as high as possible and head in that direction. so you did that for me. >> thank you. >> i love ted robbins so much. he is an editor at npr now. we stayed friends all these years. i love embarrassing him. i say you are going to have to get used to the fact that you changed my life. you have to accept you made a huge difference for someone. it's fun to tell him. >> how lucky we are that he told you to think big. >> thank you, ted. >> he was incredible. i really needed a push. i needed it, and he gave it to me. >> and you gave it back to him. >> that's what fun about our
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lives. we started out as a teacher and student and mentor and now we are friends. >> you spent the better part of this morning about how weird and awkward you thought you were back then. we disagree. >> you looked great. >> the only thing different is your hair color. >> like that was you at wrc? >> yeah, that was like relatively recent. that was like 15 years ago at the democratic national convention in 1996. i was a local news reporter. it's fun to look back. >> they didn't have my favorite one of you with the two guys with the glasses and the sweatshirt. >> where you look like a man? yeah, well, that's because i burned it. >> she was one of the guys. >> i was one of the guys on the crew and i looked like it. >> thank you, thank you. now time for the "popstart"? >> yeah. more baby news in "popstart." amy schumer after a long and tough pregnancy gave birth to a baby boy on sunday night. she shared this photo of her and her husband chris fischer
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holding tightly on to their newborn. schumer revealed her son's name in the caption of the new photo she shared late last night. the little guy's name is gene. no word where the name comes from. our congratulations go out to the new family of three. other news, anne hathaway got a surprise last night on stephen colbert's show. he asked hathaway what a few of her favorite tv shows were to watched. she revealed her all-time favorite. >> there is a show i watch to make me feel better. drag race. >> rupaul? >> yes. >> oh, my god, i love that show so much. >> yes. have you met rupaul? >> no. >> he is my guest tomorrow night. would you like me to send a message to him? anything you'd like to say to him? >> i couldn't talk -- yeah, just like say i love you. >> why don't you say it to him right now? ru, are you? >> hi! hello! >> oh, my god! >> they had the matching silver on, too. you can see hathaway was
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ecstatic. they sat down so she could confess how much she loves him and the show. stars getting starstruck. you don't see that often. >> i love that she is crying. queen latifah came to play on savannah's digital series. she answered all the savannah's questions and even sang. take a look. nswered all the sa questions and even sang. take a look. >> reporter: what's the most thoughtful gift you have received? >> that s-600 mercedes i got from my partner. >> reporter: that's very thoughtful. if you were sent to jail, who would you call to bail out? >> johnnie cochran ain't here no more. no, i ain't going to jail. he ain't here and i ain't there. >> reporter: what about karaoke? ♪ shot to the heart you're to blame ♪ ♪ you give love a bad name, bad name ♪ it sounds even better when i'm drunk. >> don't we all?
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>> so good. >> sufficient suchch a good con. it went over six minutes. she is amazing. it's full of wisdom. she is just a delight. >> you don't cut off queen latifah. >> never. >> i want to sing karaoke with her. >> did you get her digits? >> no. check out the full episode on the "daly click." a group of friends in dallas are playing a round of jenga when their puppy decided to join in on the fun. >> he is better than i am. >> whoa! >> and he walks off. >> yeah, probably chewed it to bits. the 3-month-old pup expertly pulled the block from the bottom. the stack remained completely upright leaving everyone in the room applauding her skills. turns out she just needed a chew toy. >> she put it on top of the stack, that would have been more impressive.
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cute. thank you. let's get down to al. he is at marine base quantico this morning. >> announcer: this portion of "today" is sponsored by smucker's. smucker's is proud to help bring military families together at the tenth annual mission breakfast, serving those who serve our country. >> reporter: so each year, friends, smucker's holds this jw smucker's company holds this competition among military bases for their commissaries to see who has the best commissary. this year quantico won. smucker's is throwing a big old breakfast with biscuits and sausage, chicken patties, all that, pancakes, all kinds of stuff. 3,000 service members, veterans, and their families will be fed here. it's really kind of fun watching them go through and get a good old fashioned breakfast first thing this the morning. best meal of the day. let's start off with your weather. again i wish we had better weather to talk about.
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unfortunately, severe thunderstorm watches. we have got flash flood watches and flash flood warnings stretching all the way up into the midwest. in fact, we are going to be looking at severe weather today. 32 million people at risk for damaging winds, hail, and tornados. that goes today, tonight, and in fact right on into tomorrow for ten more million people from texas on up into missouri. isolated tornados possible. rainfall anywhere from 5 to 6 inches of rain locally or more, and so that's probably going to lead to flooding, especially texas on into arkansas and parts of good wednesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's a cloudy morning over the south bay, and all of the bay area as you get ready to step out the door with temperatures mostly in the mid-50s. we'll have a very nice afternoon. all of these clouds clear out. we will see those temperatures inland reaching into the upper 70s. we will be in the mid-70s for
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parts of the south bay. and san francisco reaching 75. we will see the potential of late-night thunderstorms and showers early friday but then clearing out for the holiday weekend. biscuit and bring it back for you, craig. >> i would love that, my friend. please do. al roker, thanks. the assassin filled world of john wick just got cooler. oscar winner halle berry joining the cast for the franchise's third film. her character sofia not happy when an old friend walks through her door to call in a favor. >> you want to kill him? >> i want to talk. >> what could he possibly give to you? >> guidance. >> look, i made a deal when i agreed to run this hotel, and that deal said that i had to follow the rules at the table. if you are not going to kill him, he is going to kill you, and then probably me, too, for
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walking you up in there. >> i'm in. halle berry, so good to see you. >> you, too. >> so good to see you. especially considering apparently you haven't slept? you have been up all night? >> i have. >> why? >> i tell you what i have been doing. >> i do want to know. so you fly in from l.a. you take the red eye and you just decide it's not worth getting a few hours? >> no, this call is ungodly early. you need to stay awake and keep pushing. >> let's talk about this movie. you play sofia, deadly assassin with a past. is it true you took this role before you had seen the script? >> yes. >> why? >> because i was such a huge fan of john wick 1 and 2. i knew what would be required. i knew it would give me a choons to sort of kick ageism in the face, people who don't believe someone at a certain age in life they are done, they can't do certain things. this would give me a great platform to show something different. >> this was about you proving something? >> in a way, yeah. and having good fun and, you know, challenging myself in a
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new way. >> i heard that the training for this film was the most grueling you have ever endured? >> brutal. brutal. >> what made it so hard? >> you know, my body had to do things that i had never done before. i learned three kinds of martial arts. it was nonstop, six months, eight hours a day, fight training, firearm training, dog training. it was just a full-on six-month all immersive experience. >> someone said that you actually got hurt during the filming as well? >> i did. i broke some ribs. >> broke ribs? >> during training, yeah. i had broken ribs for five weeks and didn't realize it, trying to tough it out like everybody else. they are like put some cbd on it, it will be fine. i found out one day i dropped to the ground, couldn't breathe, and i realized i had three broken ribs. >> and you kept going? >> for that moment. chad said you need to sit down.
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i took a break and came back. >> you also have another film as well. and as i understand it, you are directing for the first time? >> yeah. >> what is this? >> "bruised." it's a continuation of john wick. it's the same training, chad, the 8711. it's a film about an mma fighter, a woman who is -- it's a love story between a mother and son and woman fighting for a last chance. not another chance, but a last chance. >> a directorial debut. is that where the career is headed? >> i don't know. if i love it, yes. if i hate it, not so much. >> while i have you here, i will put you on the spot. perhaps you heard daniel craig is taping his last bond. it has been some talk who should take the mantle from here. who do you say? who would halle berry love -- >> a woman. just kidding. queen latifah. who should take it? i'd wouldn't to see hugh jackman. >> okay. >> or idris elba.
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>> there has been a lot of idris elba talk. >> i would go for him. >> those days as a bond girl, you miss those? >> they were fun times. >> yeah? >> once you are in a bond family, you are always in the family. like barbara broccoli. they still are my family. >> i want to talk about your instagram game for a moment because you just recently hit 5 million instagram followers. you are also one of the celebrities, maybe one of the few celebrities, your kids off limits for the most part on the gram. why is that? >> i just, you know, i fought hard to protect their privacy. i just want them to have their life and have it be theirs and not -- and also it's a safety issue. i don't want to plaster them all over the internet. that doesn't feel right for me, you know. and they are going to do that soon enough. that's going to be their life twh they grow up. and they will choose when that starts. >> halle berry, so enjoyed this. thank you for staying up all night for this. >> thank you. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. john wick chapter 3 hits
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theaters friday, may 17. >> i think halle berry could be the next bond. >> yeah sheenchts she is willing to shoot with broken ribs? i mean, she is totallygood morn. i )m ... oakland leaders are paving the way for a future that includes a less bumpy ride. late last night council members signing off on a sweeping three-year plan aimed at improving city streets. the ordinance allocates more than (100 million dollars for good morning. late last night council members signed off on a plan that allocates more than $100 million to street repairs. some say oakland has the worst roads in the nation. in fact two men took matters into their own hands calling themselves pothole vigilantes. for the past two weeks filling in potholes with bags of ez street patchwork. >> i don't have the individual
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reports because it sounds like there are too many to talk about but the overview shows a smooth drive for most of the freeways. and sort of the last to clear as far as the morning commute, we see 87 and 85 behaving nicely. 101 recovering, a crash after hillard and sunnyvale and mountain view and northern part of silicon volley. now better time for the east bay than a half hour ago. things are moving better but lights on at the bay bridge. bring cash and you might save a couple minutes, marcus. >> thanks, mike.
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♪ it is 8:30 on this wednesday morning, 8th of may, 2019. another nice spring morning. nice crowd. we got a great crowd out here on the plaza. >> we sure do. we have a really, really crowd moment that i'm particularly fond of. y'all want to come with me? >> take us. >> we have three sets of twins. >> what? >> no way. >> on our plaza, starting here with christina and alyssa. it's your 21st? >> yes, 21st birthday. >> i love that. y'all are going to celebrate? >> yeah, after this.
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>> why not? too bad hoda is off. all right. here we have jeanette and janet? >> yes. >> happy twin power. >> and finally, bethany and catherine. where are y'all from? >> arizona. >> they talk in unison! i love twins. all right. y'all, twins are the best. >> we love it. >> i wish my twin was here. but we did dress in matching -- >> we are triplets with the jean jackets. >> i saw you wearing it, so i in to bring mine out. >> should i get my jean jacket? we're like, yeah. >> i left mine upstairs. >> darn. coming up in a few minutes, karlie kloss is here, and she brought along a fellow science enthusiast. kate the chemist. oh. they have got a few more tricks up their sleeves as well. >> that's cute. >> kate the chemist, she is really cool. we are going to do science experiments. we cannot wait to talk to amy poehler, find out how much
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fun she had making a movie with some of her besties called "wine country.." >> and on the third hour of "today" priyanka chopra jonas is here. we will talk movies, marriage to nick and her incredible met gala outfit. first, let's send it back to al. >> announcer: this portion of "today" is sponsored by smucker's. smucker's is proud to help bring military families together at the 10th annual mission breakfast, serving those who serve our country. >> reporter: and you are listening to the smooth sounds of the quantico marine corps band as the jm smucker company decide to throw a nice little breakfast for just a few thousand of the marines, veterans, and their families here. so that's pretty cool. let's show you what we're looking at. a little jazz, yeah. ♪ >> all right. let's show you today the warmth continues in the pacific
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northwest. we have severe storms in the midsection of the country. heavy rain and even maybe some tornados. plenty of sunshine along the east coast. that will continue tomorrow. record highs in the pacific northwest. more heavy snow in the rockies and those severe storms move into the mid mississippi and ohio river valleys. that's what's going on around good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're enjoy something sunshine today and will see high temperatures inland reaching into the upper 70s. more clouds tomorrow especially late in the evening with a chance we could see a few isolated thunderstorms moving in late in the evening until very early friday morning. for the weekend looks nice with sunshine, inland valleys warming up into the upper 70s for mother's day. for san francisco, expect highs in the 60s throughout the next seven days.
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>> they are singing "everybody needs somebody." i need all of you guys in new york. >> al, thank you so much. up next, amy poehler taking us to wine country. she is here. we matched our outfits. >> power blue. >> ready to tell us about your new movie? >> 100%. >> okay, we have commercials first. first, this is "today" on nbc. next thing is the interview. next ti visualize interview. travel rewards.
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next time, ask your helpful cvs pharmacist. we created a proprietary search tool that analyzes ways to help lower your prescription costs. just drop in... before you conk out. see what you might save at cvs pharmacy. welcome back. amy poehler juggles many hats in her new movie. >> the star, producer and director of "wine country" which follows six long-time friends as they reunite for a weekend of wine tasting in napa valley. take a look. >> there is no wrong answers. >> apple? >> yes. >> very good. green apple. >> i want to say canned peaches? >> no. >> you said there is no wrong answer. >> yeah, but, you know, peaches.
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there is no peaches in there. what else do you got? >> oh, lemon. >> yes, very good. >> i taste the lemon, yeah. >> you don't taste it. you smell it. >> amazing. amy, good morning. >> good morning. >> so this is just like basically you and all your besties going to wine country and you are like, let's make a movie? >> yeah, we really fooled them. no, yeah. it's me and a bunch of women from "snl" and based off a trip we took to napa a few years ago. it's not a documentary. we are playing characters. >> there is something about napa. i did a trip once and you think it's sort of like this high-class sophisticated thing, which it is. you drink enough wine and it's like a weekend in vegas? >> well, you know, i don't know about you, but i find my female relationships are super important to me. we go deep pretty fast and we don't have a lot of time to spend because we are juggling a lot of stuff. you jam it in when you are together. that's kind of what the movie is about. >> these are some of your best friends, six of your best friends, and you directed this. did they listen to you?
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>> no. they never listened to me once. >> i read a quote where somebody said, yeah, she sometimes had to get bossy? >> yeah, everybody knows each other really well. we didn't have to do rehearsal because everybody knows how each other works. my job a lot of times is to corral the group, to get them over to the couch so i could call action and we could get started. >> jenna was asking if the scene was improv that we just saw? >> yeah. >> was there a lot of that? >> liz and emily, the writers of the scrip, did an amazing job. you don't have a group of women that talented together and not allow them to play. we certainly did that. >> i also read that they said you are a little bit like your character in that you are at the planner of the group? >> i am so stressed with what this royal baby name is. i want to check this off the list. what is it? >> what do you think? >> i don't know. >> albert? >> albert? i don't know. >> alexander?
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>> justin windsor? >> natalie thought spencer. >> i will lose it. i wish we could break that news right now. >> i know. what is the baby name? >> you are a planner. >> yeah. >> you planned one trip that went awry because there were some bedbugs? is that true? >> oh, that's right. i think at the end of the day we don't know if they were technically bedbugs, but we went on a trip and there were bugs in the bed. does that make bedbugs? it was like my worst nightmare. we arrived at a house and there were -- but we switched houses. >> so you took care of it. >> i took care of it. for a planner like me, it was awful. >> now, amy, you are always full of surprises when i see you. i had no idea until i was reading for this interview that you love judge judy? i did not know you loved the law? rpts i love everything about jud judge judy. she is a boss on and off screen. i love her show. i think it's an incredible thing to watch, especially when you are searching for fairness and
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equality in the world. i think she is a queen. >> she got a star on hollywood walk of fame? >> no, daytime emmy award, lifetime aheave. award. i surprised them by giving it to her. and look how cute she is. >> does she know? >> i would never -- judge judy, i would never surprise her. i would ask. i asked for permission to be in her presence and she said yes. >> that's so cool. >> she is the coolest. >> do you like her new do? there was a lot of talk about her hair. >> anything judge judy does is fine with me. if she wore a baseball hat the rest of her life, i would be happy with that. >> you are directing another movie on netflix? >> yeah. >> is this your new thing. >> a feature in the fall called moxie. it's a novel based on the same name. it's about a 16-year-old girl that kind of comes to terms with the stuff happening in other high school and learning about her mother's riot girl past. i'm really excited. >> did you know it is the 15th
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anniversary of mean girls? the role i love, regina george's cool mom. i am not a mom. i am a cool mom. are you a cool mom? >> no. >> me neither. >> i am kind of a strict mom. i am on the stricter side. i have two boys. >> how old now? >> 8 and 10. yeah. they would not say i was cool anyway. >> how would they describe you? as a strict mom? >> i think they would describe me as fun but a little strict. no. i don't think i have much in common with the character, thank goodness. >> i know. >> yeah, that character is a little -- she is a little off her rocker. >> we love it. >> going back to "wine country," one of my favorite things is the game y'all play called things we say now? >> yeah. that's kind of like a version of that's what she said. it's like i'll meet you for lunch but i have to, you know, get a colonoscopy.
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>> it's what you are saying to mark your age? >> you are like, yeah. i can't wear heels, you know, i have fallen arches. i can't believe i'm saying this. >> if "wine country" has a sequel, could we please have a cameo? >> yes. i won't be pregnant. >> i'll make sure. >> you've got to get that baby out. >> i will. it will be gone by the time -- where is the next trip? napa? vegas? >> what should we do? go to the caribbean? >> definitely not vegas. >> maybe like either like a dude ranch or rehab? i don't know. >> the betty ford clinic. >> yes. >> she gets her. >> yes. >> amy, thank you so much. "wine country" opens in select theate today. it's available on netflix friday. that's my friday night plan. >> amy will be back with her co-stars in the fourth hour. now let's head outside to craig. >> thank you. up next we are going to have fun and learn at the same time. karlie kloss is here and so is
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well, considering it is teacher appreciation week, it's appropriate that we're going to go back to chemistry class this morning. this is a bit more exciting than the one you may remember. kate the chemist is a professor at the university of texas. she is here with fun experiments in a moment. first, she sat down with karlie kloss to talk about her demonstrations fueling the next generation of chemists. >> you might say these kids in austin are in their element. cheering and clapping for, of all things, chemistry. >> let's say it together.
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sublimation! >> the ringleader kate bieberdoffaka kate the chemist. >> does anyone know what kind of physical change that is 32-year-old kate got into science growing up in michigan. >> as a kid, were you into experiments? >> oh, yeah. my mom is an incredible woman. we had a huge green bowl and she would let us put like shampoo and conditioner and soap and stuff in there. food coloring once. after that we weren't allowed food coloring. >> reporter: now her live demos have taken her from the classroom to the tv studio with pops that have a purpose. >> when you are able to touch and feel it and see it, like a balloon of fire in front of your eyes, as a kid that has a huge impact? >> oh, yeah. there is two pieces to it. it's not the visual. obviously, it's the visual. but when you are in the room, you smell it. so if you feel the boom or you feel the heat that comes off, that can kind of invoke a way
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for them to make that memory so i can actually teach them. >> it's a physical change. it's physical! let's go, you guys! >> reporter: kate hopes the reactions turn to passions. particularly among the young girls in the audience. >> studies show girls especially decide early on whether they think they are interested in it or if they think they can't be good at science. >> does that make you want to pull your hair out? i can't handle that. i hate that. it's right before puberty that it happens. these girls decided i am a math person or not a math person. but the problem is women are so hard on themselves. so if we already believe we are not a math person or not a science person and we get one wrong answer in class, that's it. that's all it takes. so it's hard to have that confidence. so i think whatever we can do to get into the middle schools and elementary schools and try to show girls like, hey, you can be feminine, you can be pretty and also love science and blowing stuff up. that's okay. >> reporter: a message at least one girl heard loud and clear.
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>> i thought it was like boring math, but whenever i saw this i found out it was actually kind of fun. >> kate the chemist. kate is here. i would be a chemist if i had a teacher as exciting as you. she really resonated with you? >> she is incredible. showing how fun science can be and should be. especially to young girls. >> okay. good. we are going to do an experiment this morning. kate, what should we do? >> this is the oscillating clock reaction. dump that first solution here in the flask. so, yeah, don't splash. it's okay. so this first one just has hydrogen peroxide in it. it's not too concentrated. at home, 3%. in your second one, if you can open it. there we go. got it, got it, got it. they are both clear and colorless. this has potassium and sulfuric acid, very, very dilute. clear and colorless.
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nothing happening. number three, jenna, go for it. this has three things in it. molanic acid, manganese and salt. it turns yellow. >> should we clear out of the way? >> what do we do? >> wow! [ cheers and applause ] >> it's magic! >> i know. so isn't that incredible? >> yes. >> what happened? >> oh, wow. it's awesome. isn't that cool? >> yes. >> we started with clear colors and then we got the yellow. >> ooh! >> isn't that cool? >> this will happen for about ten minutes and it eventually turns purple. but that will go on and on and on. >> i'll keep stirring all tay. >> thank you. dylan and craig evare over ther >> ready? >> i think so. i have safety goggles on.
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>> so what we have here in these buckets, we have liquid anytime general. it's extraordinarily cold. 77 kelvin. we have hot water. i want to make sure you have your gloves on. perfect. a bucket of hot water. >> don't be a coward. >> there you go. come behind. we are going to dump hot water into liquid nitrogen. i think it's better to have the dominant hand on top. throw it in with all your might. yours is going to be bigger than his because you're stronger. >> throw it on top? >> throw it in as hard as you possibly can, all your might. ready? this is a physical change. you guys ready? [ cheers and applause ] >> three, two, one! >> you okay? i got you. you okay? you okay? you okay? >> you didn't tell me it was going to blow up in my face. you did not tell me that was coming. >> i did tell you. >> you did not, kate the chemist. wow!
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>> this is a thunder cloud. we have hot water in the lick wit nitrogen releases nitrogen. it's incredible. i hope i made your dreams come true, yes? >> what was the point of the gloves. >> to keep your hands safe. you had hot water. >> this is amazing. >> i had my safety goggles on, too. i love that you make science so fun and approachable. >> thank you, thank you. >> so passionate about it. >> i am. it's my favorite hinge thing in world. >> i can tell. >> did you guys like it? [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. >> you are amazing, thank you, kate. karlie, thank you so much. dylan is completely soaking wet. i love it. all right. if you want to learn more about kate's experiments go to we are back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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. >> announcer: this portion of "today" is sponsored by smuckers. smuckers is proud to help bring military families together at the 10th annual mission breakfast, serving those who serve our country. >> welcome back to marine corps base quantico. we're here with the commander here, colonel william request c. bentley iii. thank you so much for hosting this. just an amazing event here. the folks at james smucker wanted to take part. 3,000 of your troops and veterans. what does this mean to the base? >> sir, it's a great way to say thanks to all the folks serving, both civilian and military. marine corps base quaubtco is 1500 personnel supporting 50 different commands. this is from across the washington, d.c., area, a lot of the commands are separated and they want to say thanks.
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we appreciate smuckers putting this on for us. >> this is considered the crossroads of the marines, isn't it? >> we have everything from recruiting, acquisition, officer candidate school is here, officer training over on the basics school is here. everything that goes on in the marine corps touches every ma day. retention, requirement developments, everything to include. we have the fbi and dea academies on the west side. you have crocrossroads of marin and law enforcement. sydney is my number one fan. her dad was nice enough to let her come out. she's a buddy. she likes to hang out with me. it's fun to have her. >> we have some smucker birthdays. let's spin the smuckers jar. edith dolowich who is 100 years.
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over 50 years she's raised money for cancer research. very special. eulala is 100 years, a retired school teacher from anderson, indiana, known as a fashion icon in her community. happy 100th birthday to vincenzo of new york, married to the love of his life for over 60 years. there you have it again. thank you to everybody at quantico. we appreciate it. commander, thank you so much. guys, back it you. >> al, nice work. thank yougood morning, it )s 8:. i )m - -... if you plan to use uber or lyft today you may want to h good morning to you. 8:56, i'm marcus washington. if you plan to use uber or lyft today, you may want plan b in your back pocket. drivers are expected to strike in at least ten cities including san francisco. the strike is planned ahead of uber's initial public offering friday. the company is expected to raise $9 billion. drivers are upset about pay and
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benefits. bonn companies released statements referring to efforts to boost benefits as well as earnings for the drivers and families. happening now, pete is looking into the impact from the strike. we'll have the report on our midday newscast. right now you can go to our home page for more details. the house judiciary committee is expected to hold a contempt vote over william barr's refusal to release a redacted version of the robert mueller. and royal watchers are ecstatic this morning. prince harry and meghan markle showing off their baby boy, the name just announced archie windsor. you can go to our for more information. more news coming up in an hour. !
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rockefeller plaza this is the third hour of "today." >> good morning and welcome to the third hour of "today." i'm sheinelle here with krig and dylan. al is at the marine corps base quantico serving breakfast to the members of the military. we want to make it a point on this show, we talk about this all the time, to bring you the big stories of the day, right, a fresh perspective, honest perspective. this morning we were talking about the fact that we find ourselves in a position where two of the big stories of the day tug on opposite emotions. i mean, couldn't be more polar, if you will. so this morning we are dealing with yet another school


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